Brighton

  • 16:00 Brighton & Hove City Cabs Brighton Rocket Handicap 5f 213y

  • Winner £3,739 2nd £1,120 3rd £560 4th £280
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.76s
  • Off time: 16:00:35
16:00 Brighton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Piazza San Pietro 7/2
2nd Dvinsky (USA) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 321211 Purple, yellow star, chevrons on sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Piazza San Pietro 11 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-3 A B Haynes N Callan 80 7/24.50
2 (4) 2215-54 Light Green and Pink (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Green cap Hand Painted 29
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-9 P J Makin Jim Crowley 78 9/43.25
4 (5) 272190 Maroon, Yellow cross belts and sleeves Highland Harvest 8
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 Jamie Poulton I Mongan 71 11/112.00
5 (6) 143791 Royal Blue, White stripe, halved sleeves Dvinsky (USA) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-12 b P Howling J Quinn 67 8/19.00
6 (1) 136593 Black, Pink cross belts, armlets and star on cap Musical Script (USA) 2
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-7 b M H-Fairley David Probert 62 4/15.00
7 (2) 424531 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, quartered cap Starwatch 8 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 J J Bridger N Chalmers 60 9/25.50
Non runners
3 (3)805751Billy Red69-13J R JenkinsJim Crowley76

Verdict

A chance is taken on HAND PAINTED relishing this visit to Brighton as he goes in search of course and distance-win number three; Piazza San Pietro is an obvious danger, while Billy Red and Highland Harvest also have the capacity to make this a tough day at the office for the selection. It would also be dangerous to dismiss Starwatch, as he has shown a lot more sparkle of late. Still, he does have more on his plate under the 6lb penalty incurred for a victory at Epsom eight days ago. However, Brighton is renowned as a course for specialists and nothing fits the profile better than Hand Painted - especially with Seb Sanders - currently the leading jockey at this south coast venue - confirmed as the man doing the steering.